At the start of April 2022, City’s governing Council agreed proposals to rename and restructure some of City’s existing Schools and Departments.

City has always been committed to 'business and the professions', and the new structures of our Schools will enable them to be distinctive and coherent. By aligning academic disciplines, we can expand and emphasise the strengths of each School, sending a clear signal to current and future students, and the wider external world. The changes provide a strong foundation to deliver City’s new strategy, which is currently in development.

The changes are:

  • To replace the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) with the School of Policy and Global Affairs and School of Communication and Creativity. This will also lay the foundation for an expansion of our creative and performing arts offer
  • To transfer the Department of Psychology from SASS to the School of Health and Psychological Sciences (SHPS) and transition to departments rather than divisions, consistent with other Schools
  • To create a single Department of Engineering within the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE) and rename it the School of Science and Technology. The Department of Library and Information Sciences will be transferred to the School of Communication and Creativity
  • To transfer the Centre for Language Studies and English for Academic Purposes from SASS to a central professional service
  • The City Law School and Bayes Business School remain unchanged.

Staff across the University are working to implement the changes in time for the start of the new academic year. This includes identifying impacts on any specific student cohorts and research activity, updating systems to maintain the student experience, and communications to students, staff and stakeholders.

This programme will deliver cohesive, student-centred Schools, and enable them to identify and realise opportunities which will ultimately deliver City’s vision, strategy and commitment to growth.